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Articles from Vol. 245, No. 14, October 31

A New Revolution in Consciousness
A New Revolution In Consciousness The change in Soviet historians' perspective on the past undoubtedly represents the essence of the psychological revolution that Gorbachev seeks. This was the start of the long-awaited destruction of Stalinism, so...
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Binge: End of a Profligate Era
BINGE End of a Profligate Era The United States, the world's number-one debtor nation, may be heading for history's biggest bankruptcy. If that occurs, it will drag the world down with it, whether capitalist or communist, developed or underdeveloped....
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From Public TV to 'Dallasty.' (Privatization of Television in France)
From Public TV To "Dallasty' The battle over French television is now being joined in earnest. Last spring the government surveyed the terrain of existing channels, radically redeployed its forces and accomplished the unheard of: the world's first...
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Hurry Up Please, It's Time. but Time for What
Hurry Up Please, It's Time. But Time for What? By nightfall on "Black Monday,' October 19, the mullers were out on the streets, shouting "Repent,' "The binge stops here,' "The party's over' and similar intimations of Closing Time in the West. But...
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Kissinger and the 'Dirty War.' (Henry Kissinger's Human Rights Stance regarding Argentina's Extermination of Political Dissidents in 1976-77)
Kissinger and The "Dirty War' Just three months after Argentina's generals took power in 1976, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave that country's military a green light to continue its "dirty war,' according to a State Department memorandum obtained...
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Labor and Nicaragua
Labor & Nicaragua The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez was welcomed by friends of peace and democracy in Central America. Their number includes many of the delegates to the biennial national convention...
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Maurice
Maurice In Annie Hall, Woody Allen says, "You always try to get things to come out perfect in art because it's so difficult in life.' Like the E.M. Forster novel upon which it is based, James Ivory's lushly beautiful film version of Maurice (pronounced...
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The Real 'Big Chill' in Michigan
The Real "Big Chill' in Michigan When the temperature hit the 90s on Labor Day afternoon, most of the 200 people at a three-day reunion of 1960s Ann Arbor activists had left Camp Tamarack in Ortonville, Michigan, and headed back to their widely scattered...
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The Second Thinkers
The Second Thinkers On the eve of the crash, it was my fortune to listen to ardent converts to the system about to be exposed to such duress. I was persuaded by Christopher Hitchens to drop in on the final Sunday session of the Second Thoughts Conference...
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Yves Volel
Yves Volel Yves Volel, the Haitian presidential candidate who was murdered by plainclothesmen in front of police headquarters in Port-au-Prince October 13, was a man who knew he was living on borrowed time. A few weeks before the fatal attack, he...
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